The world is breathing a sigh of relief now that Barack Obama decided to go to get Congressional approval before bombing Syria. We all know that the Obama administration refuses to accept the possibility that rebels may be responsible for any of the sarin gas that killed Syrian civilians in March, or the recent attack on August 21st. After a lengthy U.N. investigation into the March incident:
Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.
But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons, according to the BBC, but she added that more investigation was needed.
In May, the Guardian reported that The US and United Nations have cast doubt on by Carla del Ponte’s claims that Syrian rebel forces might have used the nerve agent sarin.
“We are highly skeptical of any suggestions that the opposition used chemical weapons,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “We think it highly likely that Assad regime was responsible, but we have to be sure about the facts before we make any decisions about a response.”
In July Russia reported it has obtained scientific evidence that indicates Syrian rebels used chemical weapons in a deadly attack in March. According to Moscow’s United Nations envoy Vitaly Churkin:
Russian experts were let into Syria to examine the site of the attack near Aleppo.
He says the inquiry has established that the rebels fired a missile containing the nerve agent sarin at the town of Khan al-Assal. The attack killed 26 people including 16 regime troops.
“The results of the analysis clearly indicate that the ordnance used in Khan al-Assal was not industrially manufactured and was filled with sarin,” Mr Churkin said.
“The projectile involved is not a standard one for chemical use.”Hexogen, utilized as an opening charge, is not utilized in standard ammunitions. Therefore, there is every reason to believe that it was armed opposition fighters who used the chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal.”
Obama didn’t accept what Russia had to say either; however in the last couple of days, more info is coming to light about what happened in Syria a few days ago. Dale Gavlak, AP freelance writer and Yahya Ababneh his partner at Mint Press News who directly interviewed the Syrians for this article co-authored this recent report that reveals that the rebels admit that they are responsible for the deaths in Syria. Yahya Ababneh got this information while he was in Syria sitting down with the rebel’s friends and families. Together they wrote in the Mint Press News:
“From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the deadly gas attack.”
According to Abu Abdel-Moneim, the father of a rebel fighting to unseat Assad, who lives in Ghouta, “My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry.”
Moneim told Yahya Ababneh that his son and 12 other rebels were killed inside of a tunnel used to store weapons provided by a Saudi militant, known as Abu Ayesha, who was leading a fighting battalion. The father described the weapons as having a “tube-like structure” while others were like a “huge gas bottle.”
Ghouta townspeople said the rebels were using mosques and private houses to sleep while storing their weapons in tunnels.
Moneim said his son and the others died during the chemical weapons attack….”They didn’t tell us what these arms were or how to use them,” complained a female fighter named ‘K.’ “We didn’t know they were chemical weapons. We never imagined they were chemical weapons.”
“When Saudi Prince Bandar gives such weapons to people, he must give them to those who know how to handle and use them,” she warned. She, like other Syrians, do not want to use their full names for fear of retribution.
A well-known rebel leader in Ghouta named ‘J’ agreed. “Jabhat al-Nusra militants do not cooperate with other rebels, except with fighting on the ground. They do not share secret information. They merely used some ordinary rebels to carry and operate this material,” he said.
“We were very curious about these arms. And unfortunately, some of the fighters handled the weapons improperly and set off the explosions,” ‘J’ said.”
This article reveals that the sarin gas came from the Saudi government and was stored and used by the rebels who openly admitted it. Are they telling the truth? Who knows? Can this website be trusted? Who knows? Was it a horrible accident that almost became the catalyst for an even greater tragedy? Who knows? Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t want to find out, and that too is a real tragedy.
Will Barack Obama ever accept the truth if this could be proven? Not likely. Truth doesn’t fit into his plan to replace another Middle Eastern leader with his beloved Muslim Brotherhood. It doesn’t fit his plan to help promote the Muslim Caliphate. It doesn’t fit into his desire to help reduce the United States to Third World status. No. Barack Obama won’t accept the truth because to do so means he would have to do something right for a change, and he just won’t let that happen.